Should I Buy a Fake Fir?
Or is it better for the environment to cut down a real Christmas tree?
Last December, the Green Lantern tackled the age-old question: Is a fake Christmas tree better for the environment than a real one? The piece is reprinted below.
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Correction, Dec. 18, 2007: This piece originally stated that real trees would have to average a farm-to retailer journey of 4.1 miles in order to consume 2,195 pounds of fuel. That distance is actually 146.3 miles. (Return to the corrected sentence.)